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Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Chemistry for Health Related Professions
Module Code CS107
School School of Chemical Sciences

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Module Co-ordinatorDr John GallagherOffice NumberX121
Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To introduce students to the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry

Learning Outcomes

1.To understand the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry, including the structure of atoms, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions and acids and bases

2.To identify the organic functional groups that are important to the study of biochemistry

3.To understand the basic structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids4.To introduce students to the basic concepts of molecular genitics

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 75

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Measurement
  • Matter and Energy
  • Atomic Theory and Periodic Table
  • Chemical Compounds and Chemical Bonds
  • Chemical Reactions/Equations and Mass Relationships
  • States of Matter-Solutions and Colloids
  • Acids, Bases and Ionic Compounds
  • Reaction Kinetics and Chemical Equilibria.
  • Acid Based Equiliria
  • Organic Chemistry;Nomeclature and Basic Reactions
  • Saturated Hydrocarbons
  • Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols
  • Phenols, Ethers, Thioalcohols
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids and Esters
  • Amines and Amides
  • Biochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Metabolism of Carbohydrates
  • Metabolism of Lipids
Continuous Assessment60% Examination Weight40%
Indicative Reading List
  • Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, Sixth Ed. 1998, John R Holum, Professor Emeritus, Augsburg College
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